Hello, Happy Monday
From my little part of the world, this week I am sharing a recent visit to a local park called Hashawha Nature Center. I have posted numerous times about our walk at this park here. Hubby and I enjoy doing a loop hike, this walk takes us past a few ponds, into a forest, next to the raptor center, along side a corn field and ending at the Hashawha Lake.
1. A view of Hashawha Nature Park. I believe the yellow is the Goldenrod ?
2. Me and my shadow enjoyed a nice walk, the morning started out chilly in the low 40's. We were bundled up as it felt like it was a cold day in January, not the middle of September.
3.The shadows from the corn look cool to me, the trail follows along side this corn field.
4. Some of the flowers, pretty unknown yellow blooms by the pond, Cardinal flowers known as Lobelia cardinalis also seen next to the pond, some Thistle and purple Asters.
5. This yellow flower was growing next to the pond and the bigger lake. I am not sure of the id? Some lily pads are behind the flowers.
6. Images taken at the raptor center, we saw the Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Broad Winged Hawk, Kestrel, Bald Eagle and Red-tailed Hawk.
7. I was a hearing a small squeaky noise coming from above our head while we were checking out the raptors, it turned out to be my FOY Red-breasted Nuthatch. This Nuthatch is an "Occasional" winter bird for Maryland.
8. I hope to see the Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders soon.
Other birds seen and heard were the Gray Catbirds and a Northern Mockingbird. These birds look alike from a distance but I recognize the sounds of the Catbird.
We are continuing with our social distancing, wearing the mask and trying to stay healthy by taking our walks. We can put aside these stressful times and enjoy a walk with nature.
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